Monday, March 16th, 2020

In the midst of unprecedented nationwide actions taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Justice is failing to protect human life by continuing to hold nonviolent, noncriminal immigrants in detention, and continuing to hold immigration proceedings against the advice of experts and the example the rest of the country. PLAN condemns these decisions and commends the the National Association of Immigration Judges, the American Federation of
Government Employees Local 511 (the Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Professionals Union), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association for their joint statement calling for action. Read their Position on Health and Safety of the Immigration Courts
During the COVID-19 Pandemic
and urge your local officials to take measures to ensure immigrants are protected in this crisis.